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  •  Turn on a TV on Sunday morning (2+ / 0-)
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    Kristina40, DSPS owl

    there are plenty of services that are broadcast on cable.  Some have webcasts/podcasts too.  And bigger churches will video their services so they can get them to their members who are in hospitals, nursing homes, and whatever.

    It's not like they try to keep this stuff a secret -- for the most part.

    I'll believe corporations are people when one comes home from Afghanistan in a body bag.

    by mojo11 on Wed Aug 28, 2013 at 08:11:00 AM PDT

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    •  That only works if the real bigotry (0+ / 0-)

      is displayed from the pulpit on Sunday morning.

      Sunday School and the Sunday night and Wednesday night services are rarely recorded.

      •  Maybe it's a nit, but (0+ / 0-)

        the focus of the show was preaching politics form the pulpit.  And in the most flagrant cases, yes, they would record it -- and proudly.  There was a case here in NC last year of a preacher suggesting that male children who displayed "gay tendencies" be physically "corrected".  (The actual quote was something like "If you see that wrist go limp, you crack that wrist!") Female children got slightly gentler treatment, but only physically.  "You wanna play sports, that's fine.  But when you go out in public, you're gonna be pretty."  What brought this all about was the referendum on Amendment One, the so called "marriage amendment" to the state constitution that was coming up for a vote in May.  Not only did this Neanderthal spew this bile from his pulpit on a Sunday morning (and record it), it made the news on the local CBS affiliate -- along with follow up interviews form some of the congregants (who were significantly less eloquent in their support of the "pastor").

        That's just one example that got the attention of the media because that referendum was a major hot-button issue at the time.  But as I said, it's not like they make an effort to disguise the politicking that happens on Sunday morning.  They don't feel like they NEED to hide it, especially not when they're in the Holy Echo Chamber.

        I'll believe corporations are people when one comes home from Afghanistan in a body bag.

        by mojo11 on Wed Aug 28, 2013 at 09:23:26 AM PDT

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    •  Yeah, there are some (1+ / 0-)
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      really awful preachers on the tv on Sunday morning. Lots and lots of bigotry against Muslims and gay people. They truly don't try to hide it.

      ~War is Peace~Freedom is Slavery~Ignorance is Strength~ George Orwell "1984"

      by Kristina40 on Wed Aug 28, 2013 at 09:46:31 AM PDT

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      John Hagee

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